Warren Gamaliel Harding

29th President of the United States
(March 4, 1921 to August 2, 1923)

Nickname: None

Born: November 2, 1865, near Corsica (now Blooming Grove), Ohio
Died: August 2, 1923, in San Francisco, California

Father: George Tyron Harding
Mother: Phoebe Elizabeth Dickerson Harding
Married: Florence Kling De Wolfe (1860-1924), on July 8, 1891
Children: Elizabeth Ann Christian (illegitimate child by Nan Britton) (1919- )

Religion: Baptist
Education: Graduated from Ohio Central College (1882)
Occupation: Editor-Publisher
Political Party: Republican
Other Government Positions:

Presidential Salary: $75,000/year

Presidential Election Results:
Year Popular Votes Electoral Votes
1920 Warren G. Harding
James M. Cox
16,143,407
9,130,328
404
127
Vice President: Calvin Coolidge (1921-23)
Cabinet:

Secretary of State
Charles Evans Hughes (1921-23)
Secretary of the Treasury
Andrew W. Mellon (1921-23)
Secretary of War
John W. Weeks (1921-23)
Attorney General
Harry M. Daugherty (1921-23)
Postmaster General
William H. Hays (1921-22)
Hubert Work (1922-23)
Harry S. New (1923)
Secretary of the Navy
Edwin Denby (1921-23)
Secretary of the Interior
Albert B. Fall (1921-23)
Hubert Work (1923)
Secretary of Agriculture
Henry C. Wallace (1921-23)
Secretary of Commerce
Herbert C. Hoover (1921-23)
Secretary of Labor
James J. Davis (1921-23)

Notable Events:

Internet Biographies:

Warren G. Harding -- from The Presidents of the United States of America
Compiled by the White House.
Warren G. Harding -- from The American Presidency
Grolier Online has created this resource from its collection of print articles in Encyclopedia Americana. Contains a full biography, written by Francis Russell, author of The Shadow of Blooming Grove: Warren G. Harding in His Times, along with suggestions for further reading.
Warren Harding -- from The American President
From the PBS series The American President, this biography covers his early life, his presidency, and his legacy. Also includes quotations, links to other websites, and lesson plans.
Warren G. Harding -- from Encyclopedia Britannica
Biography including details of Harding's lack of leadership skills.
Warren Gamaliel Harding -- from DiscoverySchool.com
Complete biography powered by World Book Online.
Warren G. Harding -- by Kim Dyer
This is not really a biography, but the dirt on Harding. The Teapot Dome scandal, his affairs and illegitimate child, and the possible mystery behind his death.
The Most Scandalous President -- by Carl Sferrazza Anthony
Was Harding the worst president? Was there anything redeeming about this man? Mr. Anthony examines Harding's character.
Historical Documents:
Inaugural Address (1921)
Media Resources:
Audio
From a speech in which Harding repeatedly uses the term: "America First" (2:25)
From the Vincent Voice Library at Michigan State University under the leadership of Dr. Maurice Crane.
From the 1920 election campaign (0:28)
From the Library of Congress Voices of the Presidential Election of 1920.
Other Internet Resources:
None
Points of Interest: